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Strawberry and Cream Macarons Recipe

February 27, 2014
Macarons

This is a great macaron starter recipe. Once you have become a bit more confident in your macaron-ness, why not try some other flavours?

Try adding a bit of lime to your strawberry mix, or maybe try blueberry and apple? You can change the colour of the macaron to match the taste – or use a completely opposite colour to really confuse people!

Strawberry-Macaron

Ingredients-Macaron

  • 2 egg whites
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120g ground almonds
  • 120g icing sugar
  • Red food colouring (optional)
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam

Step-One-Macaron

Before making the mix, you need to prep! Line two baking trays (preferably flat) with baking paper and draw out twelve circles in total of four centimetres in diameter. Leave a good five centimetres between each circle.

Turn over the baking paper so the drawn out circles are facing down but still visible. Stick the baking paper down with sellotape, so that the paper is as flat as possible.

Step-Two-Macaron

For the mix, whisk the egg whites until stiff – use an electric whisk if possible, otherwise you will be there forever!

Add in the caster sugar a bit at a time and keep whisking. Once it is all added, chuck in the almonds, icing sugar and food colouring and fold in with a spoon.

Step-Three-Macarons

Next, either use a piping bag or two small spoons to fill the drawn out circles with the egg mixture. Try to make your circles as neat as possible and don’t be tempted to “top up” the portions with left over mixture, as they will overspill and fuse together!

Step-Four-Macaron

Leave the macarons to stand for about half an hour (this will give them a crisp finish and gives you time to wash up!). While you are washing up / standing around, preheat the oven to 150 degrees (130 for a fan oven).

Bake for twenty-five minutes, then leave to cool on a wire rack, but still on the baking trays. After another half an hour or so you can take them off the baking tray and carefully place on the wire rack to cool further.

Step-Five-Macaron

To make the filling, whip the cream until stiff and then stir in the jam. Sandwich two of your macaroons together (facing away from each other) with the mixture; try and match similar sized macarons to make it neater!

Serve with a dust of icing sugar and enjoy… Congratulations, you have just made macaroons!

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply Sophie March 5, 2014 at 7:15 am

    mmmmm Mel these look SO good!! definitely going to give this a go :) xxx

    • Reply Melissa March 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

      You definitely should, Soph! Only sorry I didn’t bring any home for you to try… Next time! xx

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House March 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    These look mega yummy…so good :) Hiya doll…the bag was gotten from a website called ‘Somewhere Nowhere’ here is the link: http://somewherenowhere.mysupadupa.com/

    It’s super cute & comes with a strap, so you don’t have to use it as a clutch if you don’t want to :) I hope your week is going well so far xx

    • Reply Melissa March 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

      Aww, definitely – and so easy to make too! Awww, thanks for letting me know. It’s so cute! xx

  • Reply char March 6, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Oh, these look so good. I’ve never tried a macaron (I know, call myself a blogger, right?!) but I may have to give these a go, as my friend’s birthday is coming up at the end of the month and she loves them.

    • Reply Melissa March 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Oh, I can’t believe that Char! Well, these are surprisingly easy to make (Ellen and I made them together and I am a bit of a baking novice), so definitely give them a go.

      I hope you have a wonderful celebration :)

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